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Brent Chesanek

United States


Brent Chesanek is a Brooklyn based filmmaker. His first feature film, CITY WORLD, premiered internationally in competition at CPH:DOX (2012). Chesanek studied journalism and film theory at the University of Florida. ACADEMY, his second feature film, was selected for the US-In-Progress: Paris industry program of the 2016 Champs Elysées Film Festival and is currently in post-production.

Director Filmography:
Brethren Arise (2009, Short)
City World (2012)


City World

City World (Orig.) / 2012 / United States / 69 min

City World is a doc-hybrid set in the physical and psychological wastelands of Orlando Florida. A young boy narrates an adventure tale that slowly swivels from a historical fantasy to his own harrowing familial reality...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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